Tuscan BREAD

Tuscan BREAD Artisan Bread Course Tuscany 11–16 February 2024 I joined a course in Tuscany run by Sapori & Saperi to explore artisan Tuscan bread, learning about processes, techniques, recipes and traditions. From sourdough bread with potato to using the cotte or testi, steel/ iron griddles which heat up to cook tortilla type flat bread. The location of the bakeries … Read More

CHEESE

CHEESE Italian Cheese Course 13th – 18th April, 2023 I joined a course in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna run by Sapori & Saperi, to explore and challenge my relationship with the materials of cheese. Erica Jarman runs unique non-touristy courses aimed at cheese makers who want to learn the skills and theory of cheese making. I’m not their usual type … Read More

Cooking Together

CookingCooking with others is a great way to share and learn knowledge and skills, and to build friendships. Since being at the British School at Rome as the Ampersand Foundation Fellow 2022-23, I have met food writers, fellow artists working with food, food producers and food keepers, and cooking together has been a great way to share experience.  When Rachel … Read More

Patisserie

P A T I S S E R I E 19th April – 25th May 2022I am constantly searching for ways to challenge and rethink my relationship to materials and to discover new hands-on skills.  Whether as an amateur or professional to put myself in a position of ‘not knowing’,  and to explore and respond to the environments I learn in and … Read More

Material Behaviour

Material BehaviourMA Art and Material Histories City and Guilds of London Art School Wednesday 2nd June, 2021 Workshop at Rochester Square Ceramic studio in Camden. A day working with CLAY. Starting from a position of  ‘not knowing’ we will explore without boundaries the potential of this material. Tearing, Pushing, Pinching, Pulling, Dropping and Pressing to generate shape, form and ideas. We … Read More

Materiality & Meaning (Making Matters)

Materiality & Meaning MA Art and Material Histories City and Guilds of London Art School ONLINE Workshops  January – February 2021 Laura White will lead a series of online research workshops – ‘Making Matters’ Each week materials will be explored from different perspectives with each student bringing their own experience to these material engagements. These sessions aim to explore materials … Read More

Making Research

ResearchMA Art and Material Histories City and Guilds of London Art School 6th January – 10th February, 2020 Laura White will lead a series of research workshops – ‘making’ research through hands-on and shared experience. Each week materials will be explored from different perspectives with each student bringing their own experience to these material engagements. These sessions aim to explore … Read More

Bread-meat-fabric-fish

MATERIAL MATTERS: bread-meat-fabric-fishTintype Gallery: Walk and Talk 23rd May, 2019. 3pm. Visiting local retailers Laura White will lead a tour and discussion looking at the engagement of hands-on processes used by different professionals – Fish monger, butcher, baker and haberdasher. We will explore the different skills, activities, crafts, tools and environments that are unique to these industries, to acquire insight … Read More